Three-time convicted EHC robber arrested in Atlantic City


An Egg Harbor City man who has served three jail terms for robbery was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly caught stealing from an Atlantic City hotel.
Officers Nicholas Grasso and Justin Peyton responded to the Best Western in the 1400 block of Pacific Avenue at 10:23 p.m., for a report of a man threatening others, Lt. Kevin Fair said.
Three employees were outside and told Grasso the man was still in the lobby, according to the report.
Grasso came in and saw Jahlil Boston behind the counter taking money from the register, Fair said.
Grasso and Peyton then arrested Boston without incident.
The money was recovered.
An investigation found that Boston came in, threatened employees and then forced his way behind the counter, Fair said. The employees fled in fear.
There were no injuries.
Boston, 31, is charged with robbery and burglary, and is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Boston served more than four years in prison for a 2010 robbery charge, Department of Corrections records show. He also was sentenced to two years in 2016, and again in 2018.
He was last released from prison Oct. 31, 2019